Week 3 in Ciara’s 6th Class

This week we have been learning about report writing, sixth class spent a lot of time researching, drafting and finalising their reports. The reports were worth the time and effort and the pupils loved writing about their own interests. We worked as a team this week and took part in pair work during SPHE. In […]

Thanks 3rd-6th Classes

A big thank you to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Class for their feedback and suggestions for yard. We were so impressed with the suggestions and constructive feedback from all of the classes. A special thanks to Róisín’s and Sinéad’s classes who made bar charts to show the class opinions on the yard. They tallied the […]

This week in Ciara’s 6th Class

  We had a great week in sixth class getting to know one another. For Maths we focused on Place Value. The class learned about the importance of learning about Place Value and related it to everyday life: writing cheques, football transfers, ticket sales and crowd control. In Geography we revised the counties and provinces […]

A letter to Marie’s Sixth Class

Dear Rang a Sé, I’m writing this to remind you all of how amazing you are and although I know you’re worried and nervous about moving on, you’re all ready. You can do this, you’ll be fine I promise. The last few days in NETNS have been a little frantic and very busy and you […]

It’s amazing what you can do with porridge…. rang a Sé recycles

We used the pots of porridge that Marie gave us in loads of different ways. Some of us made famous structures such as the leaning tower of Pisa or the Golden Gate Bridge, whilst some of us made amazing inventions such as robot trash eaters, multi purpose sprinklers, fly catchers and many more. We’re really […]

Engineering and Maths in Rang a Sé

Our challenge was to work in teams to build a free-standing, multi-story structure using only tooth-picks and marshmallows. The structure would have to be able to withstand the ‘earthquake’ test which involves shaking the table it stands on for 15 seconds. We had to consider factors such as gravity, force, symmetry, height and weight. Each […]

Bodhráns in sixth thanks to Emma and Elaine

This week Emma arranged for us to have the use of bodhráns in sixth class, which is an amazing resource for us to have and we’re very grateful to her. Elaine very kindly agreed to give us a lesson in how to play them, as she is a wonderful bodhrán player herself. We had a […]

Recycling porridge pots in sixth

As we had a lot of porridge pots in our classroom, we decided that we would use them to design a new invention for the future or to illustrate a famous landmark of the world. Marie is really looking forward to seeing what we came up with but she’ll have to wait a week as […]

Paired Reading and Watercolour in Rang a Sé

We thoroughly enjoyed all of the brilliant Book Week activities which we got to try this week! Tharren’s class joined us for paired reading and it was great to be able to share our love of books with the younger children. Some pictures below Our group projects on Titanic are almost complete and we look […]

Book Week in Rang a Sé

We’ve had a great week celebrating Book Week in Marie’s Class. Our favourite activities include making our own book covers, writing our own comic strips, paired reading with Elaine’s second class and getting to meet local author Hazel Gaynor who came to read to us and Eimear’s fourth class today. Hazel reminded us that she […]

Mindfulness in Rang a Sé

This week in Marie’s class we celebrated NETNS’s mindfulness week by taking a good look at what helps us feel good and reminding ourselves to take the time to look after ourselves. We had lots of discussions and activities to help us with this and are really grateful to Elliott who introduced us to the […]

Pen Pals, World War Two and Digestion in Rang a Sé!

We have had a very busy couple of weeks in Rang a Sé! We were excited to take part in all of the fun activities which took place as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge last week. The Céilí was great fun agus bhaineamar sár-thaitneamh as an tseachtain.   It was also great to receive the first […]

Picasso and Knitting in Rang a Sé

We really enjoyed learning about Picasso and his different art periods. We mixed two of these up (cubism and his blue period) to create our own portraits in his style. We love how they turned out, have a look. We’ve also begun knitting. It’s very tricky and looks a lot easier than it actually is […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge in Rang a Sé

Bhaineamar an sult as Seachtain na Gaeilge sa Rang Marie agus Rang Sue. Bhíomar ag imirt cluichí Gaeilge, ag canadh agus ag damhsa le chéile agus chaitheamar a lán t-am le linn na seachtaine ag cleachtadh ár gcuid Gaeilge le chéile.  Seachtain iontach a bhí againn. Féach ar na griangraif agus bain taitneamh as!

Healthy Eating Visitor and Céilí preparation in Rang a Sé

Before the Beast from the East visited Kildare, we were lucky enough to have Shayne’s Mum Julie visit us to celebrate NETNS Healthy Eating Week. Julie shared with us a fun and healthy way to cook chicken, vegetables and potatoes in her “home made Spice Bag” recipe. She even made up enough of her creation […]